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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 13, 2011 6:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best horn show from 73?

I love when you throw the sax into the picture it adds a whole new dimension to the sound. I have listened to some of these shows but wasn't sure if there is a best night sound quality and playing wise. They seem to be kinda hit or miss and I think a horn player works better then a whole section with the band.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 13, 2011 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

In my opinion the William and Mary show on 9/11/73 is the very best of the bunch!

A really nice China/Rider, jazzed out WRS (horns really work well on this one), and of course the awsome Dark Star> Morning Dew complete with some amazing Phil work transitioning into the phenomenal Dew!

Excellent sound quality. Sorry, this performance is clearly superior to the others from this rather mediocre tour...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-09-11.sbd.lanum.184.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 14, 2011 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

I agree. I just listened to this one a few weeks ago based on one of the rare appearance of Let Me Sing Your Blues Away. Fantastic show

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 13, 2011 8:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

CH, can you check to see if this is streaming. No can do for me.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 13, 2011 8:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

Locked up for me as well...

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jan 14, 2011 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

is it just me or is there clearly horns on the 9/8/73 Let It Grow WAY in the background? this doesn't seem to be listed as a horns show...i could be wrong though...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-09-08.sbd.wulf.183.sbefail.shnf

i agree that the 9/11 show is probably the best of these, but i think 9/21 and 9/15 have their moments too.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

9/11 takes it for me hands down...After all, Dick didn't pick it:)

ddp3 back

DDP3 tray

This post was modified by Skobud on 2011-01-14 16:10:47

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

Skobud, what is that pic on the left? Original? Can you enlarge it?
I really like the DDP series. Do you have a site with a gallery of all of them?
Thanks.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jan 14, 2011 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

Micah that pic is actually the inside of the CD case for Wake that I photoshopped. I dont have a gallery of my own right now, but it is in the works. You can find them all here or on Transitive Axis in the cover art thread.

Here is the image, and I think i have a higher res version on my home machine if you want it. Peace

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 15, 2011 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

9/11/73 is streaming fine right now, amazing Morning Dew...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-09-11.sbd.lanum.184.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jan 13, 2011 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-09-17.sbd.sirmick.107542.flac16

Excellent sound and another great Spectrum show. Are there any bad Spectrum shows? This one has most of Wake Of The Flood, with standout versions of Mississippi Half-Step, Let Me Sing Your Blues Away, Row Jimmy and a Truckin>Eyes Of The World pairing that might be the best of the tour.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-09-15.sbd-set2.levy.01077.sbeok.shnf

This has long been my favorite set of the tour, Its very close to the Spectrum as far as set list and playing. Both these shows are highlights of the horn tour. I love the melt down of the horns during Truckin and Eyes, and the solos are very out there. Not anything close to the kind of melodic playing you got from Branford. Very dissonent at times and also a bit over the top. I love this tour and it has a place in my heavy rotation, when I want a bit of bright and shiney GD!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 13, 2011 8:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

Did you really mean to link the Syracuse (9/17) and Providence (9/15) horn shows? Some pretty rough sledding those two, rather difficult for these ears to take.

The Spectrum show on 9/21/73 is pretty good, though it still can't hold a candle to 9/11/73...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-09-21.sbd.miller.17410.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jan 13, 2011 8:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best horn show from 73?

Thanks for the suggestions! After several tries to find the best horn show from '73 back in the days before IA (but after the Betty Boards), I firmly decided that there were 2 shows that tied:
12/30 & 12/31 (1982) with the Tower of Power Horns, followed closely by Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus (again, maybe it was just the ToP).

I will listen to your suggestions with anticipation & with a mind to form some serious(ly horn-y)'73 opinions...
Sorry for the pun, it must have been the anticipatory excitement.

There: an entire posting with only ONE ellipsis...oops